Member of Parliament Rosie Cooper has backed a nationwide campaign highlighting the importance of school crossing patrols and says that schools in West Lancashire should recognise the role lollipop people play in local road safety.
The Kwik Fit Insurance Lollipop Person of the Year campaign, which is open to all primary schools in the UK, aims to find Britain’s favourite lollipop person.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 19th November 2010 and MP Rosie is calling on all primary schools in West Lancashire to nominate their lollipop person.
MP Rosie said:
“This campaign highlights the important role our lollipop people play in the local community and I would encourage every school in the area to take this opportunity to shout about that.
”Roads are becoming busier and we need to recognise the vital job being carried out by lollipop people in helping pupils safely across the road. I think the Lollipop Person of the Year campaign is a good way of achieving this.
“I am urging all primary schools to take this opportunity to nominate their lollipop person!”
Brendan Devine, Group Managing Director - Kwik Fit Financial Services, said:
“We are determined to help further improve the UK’s road safety record for children. There’s some great work going on throughout the country by road safety bodies and national charities such as Brake but our findings show there is still work to be done.
“We want to make sure that Britain’s children are safe as they walk to school, which means that not only do we need to employ plenty of lollipop people, but it’s vitally important that motorists think about how they drive around towns and near schools.”